Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government has notified an ordinance to bring private clinical establishments into the ambit of its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The notification, under subsection (3) of section 1 of the Punjab Clinical Establishments (Registration & Regulation) Ordinance, 2020, brings all the clinical establishments having a capacity of more than 50 beds under the provisions of the said ordinance.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the Ordinance would provide a mechanism for the registration and regulation of clinical establishments in a professional manner. It will also make ensure the compliance of minimum standards of facilities and services, as well as transparency in the functioning of these establishments for fair and proper delivery of health services to the common man, he said.
To implement the provisions, a Punjab State Council for Clinical Establishments will be set up under the chairmanship of Administrative Secretary, Health & Family Welfare with Director, Health & Family Welfare as Member Secretary.
As per the Ordinance, the Punjab State Council for Clinical Establishments has been mandated to maintain the Punjab State Master Register, besides sending monthly returns for updating the National Register and representing Punjab in the National Council, as required by the Central Government or National Council established under Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010.